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All the king's men / Robert Penn Warren
Bib ID 99913
Format BookBook
Author
Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-
 
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Edition Restored ed. 
Description New York : Harcourt, c2001 
642 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0151006105
Summary

"Winner of the 1947 Pulitzer Prize, All the King's Men is one of the most famous and widely read works in American fiction. Its original publication by Harcourt catapulted author Robert Penn Warren to fame and made the novel a bestseller for many seasons. Set in the 1930s, it traces the rise and fall of demagogue Willie [Stark] Talos, a fictional Southern politician who resembles the real-life Huey "Kingfish" Long of Louisiana. Talos begins his career as an idealistic man of the people, but he soon becomes corrupted by success, caught between dreams of service and a lust for power. All the King's Men is as relevant today as it was fifty years ago." "Now Robert Penn Warren's masterpiece has been fully restored and is reintroduced by literary scholar Noel Polk. Polk presents the novel as it was originally written, and without the deletions required by its original editors."--BOOK JACKET.

Subjects Politicians -- Fiction.  |  Southern States -- Fiction.
Form/genre Political fiction.

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